Thursday, April 19, 2012

Zakka Style Pin Cushion

I have a few things to blog about, but am going to break them up into seperate posts. Sometimes I think I type too much.

This pin cushion for the Zakka Style Sew-a-long was an easy finish. I knew it would be and didn't even look at the directions in the book. I started with the London scrap that I received in the Mouthy Stitches swap. Big Ben was the perfect size to feature on this and I also knew I had linen tape with a London (and Paris) travel theme. The button was picked because it resembles a sun and when I was putting this together, it made sense to add. There isn't a button on the back. Instead of stamping linen tape, which was my first idea, I decided to use the guard that was cut from the scrap when trimming it to size.


Zakka Style Pin Cushion

I say this about every place I have traveled to, but I do really love London. I got to spend a week exploring the city and dream of being able to return. This pin cushion is going to be a great reminder of my time there, as since the scrap came from Great Britain, it's a fitting project.

See you tomorrow!

6 comments:

Pam said...

Cute as, Katie!!! Love that button!!!

Kelli said...

That is so cute, Katie! Love how all the bits tie in together to make a great memory for your travels!

Amy DeCesare said...

You won't believe this, but I bought the same fabric and ribbon tape last month...it's coming from Hong Kong, so I don't have it yet. I can't wait, now that I've seen your beautiful project!!!

Jenelle said...

This is so cute and your theme is completely carried through down to the last little detail! I really like your button, because to me it it kind of reminiscent of cobble stones (which is also fitting for London).

Norine said...

This is really cute! London is on my 'go see' list.

Cindy said...

Adorable!